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Bashara Shop Haul

20 December 2018 at 07:42

IMG_0309I have shopped few Maxon products from BasharaShop a while ago. Here’s my thoughts about them.

Pure Derm Facial Wash :

First product is from the pure derma range which is specially formulated for oily, acne prone skin. The cleanser comes in a 150ml tube, looks light pink in colour, and transperant. This gentle face wash foams decently, removes excess oil without drying the skin. As it contains tea tree oil, it helps in controlling the acne and leaves the skin refreshed, soft & bright.

Pure Derm Mask :

The mask looks white in colour, in power form. It is perfect for the oily skin as it removes excess oil, dirt, also tightens pores. After cleansing, I just take some amount of the mask and apply on the wet skin, leave it for 5 minutes and wash off. Once the mask dries, I feel some tightening on the skin but feels refreshed, bright and soft after washing off. It is a great one to get that bright face when you are in a hurry. If you are too picky with the ingredients, You should know that it contains talc.

Soft White Cream :

The soft white range is specially formulated to brighten and lighten the skin. This lotion claims to minimise the appearance of acne scars, dark circles and lightens the skin. I liked the scent of the cream and loved using it in the daytime as it leaves the skin bright but it haven’t really helped with the scars.

Soft White Lip Balm :

This tingling lip balm helps to smoothen lip lines, brighten and moisturise the lips. I have been using it for a month, it moisturises so well and helped with the hyper pigmentation on the lips.




Firming Products from Palmer’s

20 December 2018 at 05:53

IMG_8245Products that leaves your skin soft, firm and toned with a sweet chocolate scent! From Palmer’s

Bust Cream :

It is a specially formulated cream that soothes on like a gel. It will firm and tone your bust even after pregnancy and weightless. Made with a unique blend of pure cocoa butter, shea butter and vitamin E to maximise moisturization, while collagen, elastin and other proven ingredients help restructure the elastic fibres and increase firmness.

Firming Lotion :

It is a unique formula that is specifically designed to restore your body to its natural, original firmness any timeΒ after pregnancy or weight loss. The combination of coca butter, collagen, elastin, shea butter, firms and tones while improving skin elasticity & texture. In addition, ginseng and vitamin E help nourish and rejuvenate tired skin. Co Enzyme Q10 is an anti oxidant that stimulates skin cells to tone and smooth the skin.

You can find Palmer’s products at Boots pharmacy.



Johnson’s Fresh Hydration Range

20 December 2018 at 05:29

IMG_5628Tedious makeup removal can now be a thing of the past with this new Fresh Hydration range.

Daily cleansing and makeup removal is an essential step in maintaining beautiful skin. Failing to remove makeup before going to bed can cause extensive damage to skin during the night, as it ceases to breathe and accelerates premature signs of fatigue.Β Infused with pure rose water, the entire Fresh Hydration range actively hydrates and refreshes the skin, ensuring a soft and soothed finish. IMG_5631Cleansing Micellar Jelly (200ml) – ItΒ gently removes impurities and makeup, without rinsing – meaning all the benefits, without foam, water or fuss.Like a magnet, this innovative formula with micellar technology instantly captures dirt, impurities and makeup, while quenching the skin with refreshing hydration. Pump directly on to a cotton pad and apply to face and eyes without rubbing – no rinsing required. It costs AED26.

Micellar Cleansing Wipes (25 per pack) – These ultra-soft wipes gently remove everyday impurities and makeup (even stubborn waterproof mascara), while quenching the skin with refreshing hydrationΒ leaving skin feeling soothed, hydrated and restored with a dewy finish. It costs AED26.IMG_5629Β Facial Wash (150ml) – ItΒ cleanses the skin, removes makeup and hydrates all in one go, leaving skin dewy.Β Its unique formula whisks away dirt and everyday impurities while leaving the skin hydrated. Apply to wet face and gently massage in to lather. Rinse thoroughly. It costs AED25.

These products are suitable for all skin types,Β Dermatologically and ophthalmological tested.





Vitabrid C12 Skincare Range

8 December 2018 at 05:30

IMG_8746Today’s post is all about the Vitabrid C12 skincare especially designed for acne prone skin. The brand keeps the Vitamin C in the powder form inorder maintain its effectiveness and for better results.

Face Brightening Powder :

This power helps your skin look brighter and revitalised. It continuously releases vitamin C into the skin for over 12 hours to help the skin look firmer, healthier, brighter and revitalised while diminishing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

Vitabrid CG, our patented key ingredient, continuously releases active vitamin C into the skin for over 12 hours.

Put some serum or moisturiser into your palm. Add face brightening powder. Mix them together and apply all over the face & neck. apply morning and evening. AED 232.IMG_8747Spot Sensitive Solution :

As you can see it comes as a set of (1.2g) powder with 10ml Ampoule. The Spot range of products are specially formulated to safely deal sensitive skin with acne issues.Β The Spot powder delivers active vitamin C deep into the skin to effectively clear and repair your skin.Β Mix an appropriate amount of powder with 2 drop of solution and apply over the troubled areas. I use it once a day during night. This will the best alternative for those who are sensitive to salicylic acid. It costsΒ AED 150.IMG_8765Spot Essence :

The Essence comes in a tube,Β looks clear and has a slight floral scent. It contains Tea tree extract, lavender flower extract, peppermint leaf extract, chamomile leaf extract, rosemary leaf extract, Rose flower oil. I use it in the morning as a moisturiser as it leaves a matt finish, doesn’t make my face look oily still hydrates well or use it in the night mixed with the face brightening powder.Β It costs AED 112.





Defining Eyes with Gosh Products

26 November 2018 at 08:32

IMG_0989Some of the Eye products I have been loving the perfume and paraben free brand Gosh!

IMG_5218Metal Eyes :

These liners have a waterproof, silky, soft and creamy texture, that allows for optimal playtime and blending. Always blend and smudge before the product sets on the lid. It is also suitable on the waterline, and can be used around the edge of the eye with a thin or bold line. It does have a metallic effect, pigmentedΒ and doesn’t transfer.

Slanted Pro Liner :

It is extremely waterproof, don’t transfer and lasts for a really long time. It is an intense black liquid eye liner with a slanted applicator that makes it quick and easy to apply. It is ideal for creating a winged cat eye look or for creating thin, bold, straight and curved lines, slanted pro liner has an excellent and even colour pay offIMG_5026Blown Away Mascara :

It offers extreme volume and maximum definition in a few strokes. It lasts throughout the day without any rub off or flaking. It provides volume to the lashes with a fantastic even build up without clumping.

It does have a 2 in 1 brush, closed placed bristles on one side (which adds volume) and bristles placed in some distance in straight line on another side (which separates the lashes).IMG_5028Fake It Lash Primer :

It is a nourishing primer for the lashes, it helps to lift and separate the eye lashes. It makes them look stronger, longer and fuller. It is a grey primer, which makes the application easy leaving no residue to affect the colour of the mascara. Think of this lash primer as a base coat under the mascara that works to volumes the natural lashes and makes the mascara last longer.IMG_5027Catchy Eyes Mascara :

It provides curved and cat eye effect to the lashes. The fantastic rubber brush makes the application smooth and easy and separates the lashes delicately. It also has a curve effect that will appear after one or two strokes. The waterproof formula ensures a totally smudge free look whatever the weather. That is why it is perfect for sports or a dip in the pool.







Keeping The Skin Moisturised with Palmer’s Products

22 November 2018 at 13:41

IMG_6633Suffering with dry skin and looking for a skincare product that doesn’t put a hole in your pocket? then keep reading..

Palmer’s Coconut Oil :

This facial oil combines fair trade extra virgin coconut oil and 9 other pure precious oils to deeply boost hydration, replenishing and revitalising skin to its most naturally dewy, radiant and healthy looking state. The key ingredients areΒ Extra virgin coconut oil which deeply moisturises and softens skin,Β Monoi oil which hydrates and pampers skin,Β Sweet Almond Oil which soothes and comforts skin.

It smells like coconut, I use this oil every morning and before my makeup routine, so the makeup looks naturally glowy, It doesn’t leave the skin greasy.Β Also it is Hypoallergenic, Dermatologist tested and free from Mineral oil, Parabens, Phthalates, Sulfates or dyes.

Palmer’s Lip Balm :

I already have a blogpost for it, You can check it out here.



B’atude Skincare Products

15 November 2018 at 08:53

IMG_7044I love trying new brands especially when it’s free from harmful chemicals. Today’s post is about this cruelty free brand and free from parabens, sls, silicon, paraffin, gmo & metals.

Eye Contour Cream :

The eye cream comes in an 30ml airless bottle, looks half white in colour, creamy consistency and has a light scent to it. You will need a very little amount every time and itΒ contains green tea, argan oil, shea butter.Β I have finished half of the bottle now and it has definitely made a huge difference in my dark circles by reducing them.Β It costs AED 135.

IMG_5032Organic Body Lotion :

It comes in a 200ml plastic tube, has creamy consistency, has a nice rose fragrance. It does contains green tea, shea butter, aloe vera, argan oil in it, all these ingredients keep the skin moisturised and nourished all the day long.Β It costs AED 95.

Organic Massage Gel :

It comes in a 150ml plastic tube, looks like a clear gel but once started massaging it turns like oil. It does have jojoba oil in it that makes it perfect for dehydrated, dry skin that needs elasticity, leaves the skin soft and healthy.Β It costs AED 110.

Batude products are available online at Basharacare.




T-Zone Skincare Products

12 November 2018 at 08:24

IMG_4423Today’s post is all about how you can tackle oily skin with affordable products that you can also easily find!

Charcoal & Bamboo Purifying Face Wash :

The face wash comes in a plastic bottle with a pump, looks grey in colour, foams nicely and has a mild flowery scent to it. It does contains charcoal which draws out the dirt and impurities like a magnet, deep cleanse the pores, the bamboo extract helps in removing excess oil and leaves the skin soft and clear. It costsΒ AED 24.

Charcoal &Β BambooΒ Peel Off Mask :

This is the favourite of mine from all the three. The mask comes in a 50ml tube, looks black in colour, has runny consistency. I use it once a week after preparing my skin with a hot towel for 2 to 3 minutes to open the pores, spread the mask on the forehead, nose, chin and leave it till it gets hard & dried completely. Then peel off. Β It helps in unclogging the pores, remove blackheads and draws out impurities.

Most of the times I use it as a spot treatment and leave it for longer time on the zit to kill it.Β It costs AED 26.

Charcoal & Bamboo Nose Pore Strips :

Lastly Nose strips, this is a must have product becauseΒ No one’s a fan black and white heads. It comes in a pack of 6. TheseΒ charcoal infused nose strips work deep within the skin trapping dirt and impurities in pores for a smoother and clearer T-Zone area. It costs AED 22.

All T- Zone products are available across select hypermarkets and super markets in UAE.



The Aqua RΓ©otier Collection From Loccitane

10 November 2018 at 03:10

IMG_0902The 3 products saving my skin, keeping it hydrated and calm in this weather from @loccitaneme ❀ #bethirstyfor

I do have oily skin but lacks in hydration (Thanks to Dubai weather😭) Dehydration causes wrinkles and all the skin issues.

This new Aqua RΓ©otier range formulated with three active ingredients such as Hyaluronic acid, Calcium rich water, Glycerin. Everything works together to keep the skin moisturized and hydrated. .

Three active ingredients work together to bring you ultra-moisture. Here’s how it works:

  • Hyaluronic Acid: Hyaluronic acid helps skin retain moisture, restoring its vitality
  • Glycerin: Glycerin captures water molecules at skin’s surface, hydrating and plumping it
  • Calcium-rich RΓ©otier water: Calcium strengthens the outermost layer of skin, preserving skin’s natural hydration

Take your skincare regimen to the next level with this fresh lineup of water-based skincare that your skin will drink up like a sponge in the desert. They’re all formulated with the same calcium-rich water of RΓ©otier: lock in moisture for powerful hydration that lasts all day long.IMG_0903Ultra Thirst Quenching Cream: 50ml

If a smoother cream is more your style, You should try this one. It’s perfect for all skin types that needs a little extra pop of soft hydration. And its light, creamy texture glides onto skin like a dream. It comes in a 50ml glass tub, I use it every morning to keep my skin hydrated all day long. It costs AED 135 ✨IMG_0904Moisture Prep Essence:

Prep your skin after cleansing with this Essence, Its water-like texture instantly refreshes skin, prepping it for all the moisture coming its way. It’ll be your new favorite step in your beauty routine.Β It comes in a 150ml bottle and costs AED119.

Fresh Moisturizing Mist:

This 50ml bottle is too handy and can fit into the smaller handbags too. I always carry it wherever I go,Β I am already on my second bottle 😍 You can use this beauty water whenever you need a little boost of freshness.Β It’s formula combines the powers of RΓ©otier spring water with hyaluronic acid to hydrate your skin. It can even help set your makeup, costs AED 65.





Some of the products I love and use almost everyday

5 November 2018 at 06:51


Lets take a look about these 5 products I love!

La Roche-Posay Purifying Foaming Gel :

A gentle foaming gel face wash cleanse away all the dirt and oil on the skin, which is also suitable for sensitive skin.

IMG_1081Lush Rub Rub Rub Shower Scrub :

This blue coloured scrub comes a shower gel with fine sea salt gently exfoliates and leaves you smooth as can be, while fresh lemon juice and lemon oil brighten skin. Apply this to damp skin and rub gently to exfoliate and cleanse the skin, then rinse clean.

Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry Touch Sunscreen :

The sunscreen comes with a SPF 45 and leaves no white cast. It has a creamy texture, has no scent or doesn’t feel sticky on the skin.IMG_1085Victoria Secret Sea Mineral Deep Nourish Body Balm :

This stuff smells just as much as good like the other VS products. The balm comes in a pink tube, looks clear, has like a silicon primer consistency and feels very light on the skin. Β This lightweight body balm instantly hydrates and moisturises the skin with the infusion of marine extracts.Β IMG_1086Cult 51 Day Cream :

The cream comes in a cute little glass tub and smells absolutely amazing. It has a very soft texture and feels velvety on the skin. I love to use it every morning, it get absorbed into the skin easily and leaves a beautiful sheen. You can use it on your face including under eye area, neck and hands too.

The cream act as a primer before makeup and contains anti oxidants in it which helps in repairing the skin, reducing blemishes. Also I don’t think I can buy again because of it’s price tag.






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